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TOWN OF ANDOVER. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR, ENDING 



FEBRUARY 5, 1877. 




AND OVER: 
PRINTED BY WARREN F. DRAPER. 

1877, 




THE 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OP THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



TOWN OF ANDOVER. 



For the Financial Year ending February 5th, 1877. 



WARREN F. DRAPER, PRINTER, 

MAIN STREET. 

1877. 



REPORT 



Selectmen's Account 

SCHOOLS. 



Appropriation by Town, March 6th, 


$9500 00 


State School Fund, 




237 75 


Proprietor's Fund, 




192 00 

$9929 75 


PAID ON ACCOUNT OF SCHOOLS. 




Grammar School. 




M. A. Whitehouse, teaching, 


$844 46 




K. W. Cook, teaching, 


260 00 




L. F. Pasho, teaching, 


336 6T. 




S. M. Wilbur, teaching, 


100 00 




J. R. Murray, teaching music, 


108 00 




Edward Carter, tuning piano, 


1 50 




Dennis Harrigan, janitor, 


52 00 




John Chandler, coal, 


42 50 




John Cornell, coal, 


50 63 




H. C. Harnden, wood, 


5 68 




W. F. Draper, supplies, 


44 88 




Amount carried forward, 


11846 


32 



Appropriation, 89929 75 

Amount brought forward, $ 1846 32 

South Centre District. 

S. F. Jones, teaching, 8380 00 

F. C. Chandler, teaching, 

E. L. Parker, teaching, 

Michael Maroney, janitor, 

John G. Brown, janitor, 

J. Blanchard, janitor, 

John Chandler, wood, 

John Cornell, coal, 

Michael Maroney, cutting wood. 

John J. Brown, supplies, 

Smith, Manning, & Co., supplies, 

W. F. Draper, supplies, 



380 


00 


380 


00 


21 


00 


15 


00 


18 


00 


18 


00 


45 


00 


6 


00 


3 


00 


2 


30 


7 


80 



$1276 10 



Tillage District. 

A. L. Locke, teaching, 8380 00 

M. F. Merrill, teaching, 

L. R. Hammond, teaching, 

E. F. Merrill, teaching, 

A. A. Richardson, teaching, 

J. C. Clark, janitor, 

John Cornell, coal, 

John Chandler, coal, 

John J. Brown, supplies, 

John Chandler, wood, 

W. F. Draper, supplies, 



Ballard Tale District. 

Wm. G. Poor, teaching, 8240 00 

H. M. Richardson, teaching, 140 00 



260 


00 


70 


00 


120 


00 


120 


00 


36 


00 


52 50 


36 


00 


5 


30 


12 75 


10 11 




$1102 66 



Amount carried forward, $380 00 $4225 08 



Appropriation, $9929 75 

Amount brought forward, $380 00 $4225 08 
J. M. Brown, teaching, 380 00 

M. F. Brown, teaching, 380 00 

H. S. Greene, janitor, 28 00 

J. Smith and F. Nichols, janitors, 19 00 



H. S. Greene, wood, 


3 00 


A. H. Brown, express, 


4 75 


John Morrison, supplies^ 


10 30 


Orin Barnard, cutting wood, 


3 33 


J. P. Bradlee, coal, 


103 38 


G. P. Pilsbury, wood, 


10 00 


W. F. Draper, supplies, 


5 25 


Scotland District. 


M. A. Manning, teaching, 


1380 00 


G. E. Holt, janitor, 


16 00 


J. B. Abbott, wood, 


5 75 


Ebenezer Jenkins, wood, 


36 75 


W. F. Draper, supplies, 


1 80 



$1327 01 



$440 30 



Phillips District. 

A. S. Tenney, teaching, $130 00 



L. B. Abbott, teaching, 


380 00 




Palmer and Sweeney, janitors, 


21 30 




H. S. Greene, supplies, 


60 




W. F. Draper, supplies, 


Q5 


6532 55 



Holt District. 

A. M. Stoodley, teaching, $380 00 

H. C. Harnden, supplies and Jan., 26 75 
H. C. Harnden, wood, 29 00 



$435 75 



Amount carried forward, $6960 69 



6 

Appropriation, 89929 75 

Amount brought forward, $6960 69 

West Centre District. 

E. M. Goodrich, teaching, $380 00 

N. B. Russell, janitor, 12 80 

James Murphy, janitor, 4 80 

J. H. Chandler, wood, 46 13 

Smith, Manning, & Co., supplies, 45 
W. F. Draper, supplies, 3 80 



$447 98 



Osgood District. 

A. F. C. Burtt, teaching, 380 00 
Charles Bailey, janitor, 13 80 
S. Bardwell, wood, 24 50 

B. F. Goldsmith, cutting wood, 6 37 
W. F. Draper, supplies, 2 15 



$426 82 



Bailey District. 

F. A. Hardy, teaching, $380 00 

E. T. Hardy, janitor, 11 80 

W.H.&L.Boutwell, cutting wood, 5 62 



S. Bardwell, wood, 


24 32 




Will Goodell, cutting wood, 


3 00 




J. B. Bailey, wood, 


9 25 




W. F. Draper, supplies, 


2 42 


$436 41 






Frye Tillage District. 




C. B. Smith, teaching, 


$240 00 




M. E. Jones, teaching, 


380 50 




E. F. Merrill, teaching, 


140 00 




Charles Brown, janitor, 


35 10 




John Chandler, coal, 


60 00 




C. M. Abbott, wood, 


8 31 




Smith, Manning, & Co., supplies, 80 




W. F. Draper, supplies, 


6 14 


• $870 85 


* 




Amount carried forward, 


> 


$9142 75 



Appropriation, 


$9929 75 


Abbott District. 


Amount brought forward, 


.$9142 75 


M. E. Bixby, teaching, 
T. Fitzgerald, wood, 


$316 65 
5 00 


M. B. Abbott, wood, 


2 25 


A. A. Bailey, supplies and janitor, 13 45 
A. A. Bailey, cutting wood, 4 00 
F. R. Runnels, janitor, 4 80 
J. Boice, supplies, 1 00 


W. F. Draper, supplies, 


2 10 

(fcQ.IO Ok 


North District. 


H. M. Bixby, teaching, 
Willie Toye, janitor, 
T. Fitzgerald, wood, 


$380 00 
9 00 
5 42 


M. A. Bailey, wood, 
J. Boice, supplies, 


21 00 
1 00 



E. F.Toye, cutting wood and janitor, 15 12 
W. F. Draper, supplies, 2 42 

8433 96 

Total expenditure, $9925 96 

Balance unexpended, $3 79 



SCHOOL-HOUSES. 

Appropriation, $1800 00 

PAID ON ACCOUNT OF SCHOOL-HOUSES. 
Grammar School. 

Gile and Allen, repairs, 

W. Barnett, supplies and repairs, 

Abbott and Jenkins, supplies and 

repairs, 
T. A. Holt and Co., supplies, 
C. C. Holt, pump and platform, 
William Wood, repairs, 
Mrs. Abercrombie, cleaning, 
G. W. Chandler, repairs, 



$2 25 


27 74 


14 84 


3 75 


32 00 


5 50 


9 90 


1 25 



$97 23 



28 35 


50 


4 21 


5 00 


10 10 


9 90 



$78 16 



South Centre District. 

W. Barnett, supplies and repairs, $19 35 
J. E.Whiting, supplies and repairs, 75 

Abbott and Jenkins, supplies and 

repairs, 
E. H. Barnard, repairs, 
T. A. Holt and Co., supplies, 
C. C. Holt, repairs, 
William Wood, repairs > 
Mrs. Abercrombie, cleaning, 

Tillage District. 

W. Barnett, supplies and repairs, $28 00 
Abbott and Jenkins, supplies 

and repairs, 
E. H. Barnard, supplies and repairs, 
J. A. Smart, insurance, 
Mrs. Abercrombie, cleaning, 
Smith, Manning, & Co., supplies, 
T. A. Holt and Co., supplies, 



Amount carried forward, $270 36 



8 61 




, 8 60 




40 00 




7 92 




1 20 




84 






$95 17 





Appropriation, $1800 00 

Amount brought forward, $270 56 

Phillips District, 

E. H. Barnard, repairs, 1 95 

W. Barnett, supplies and repairs, 9 40 
Thomas Howell, repairs, 6 00 

E. Taylor, Treas., rent of land, 20 00 
E. C. Upton, repairs, 10 25 

Abbott and Jenkins, repairs, 1 55 

149 15 











Holt District. 


H. 


C. 


Harnden, repairs. 


$1 35 


E. 


C. 


Upton, 


repairs, 


4 50 



$5 85 



West Centre District. 

W. Barnett, repairs, $2 00 

J. H. Chandler, repairs, 2 00 

Smith, Manning, & Co., supplies, 2 50 
L. McDonald, repairs, 7 00 

Mary Murphey, cleaning, 98 

E. H. Barnard, repairs, 1 75 



$16 23 



Frye Village District. 

W. Barnett, supplies and repairs, $13 00 
E. H. Barnard, repairs, 2 26 

J. H. Chandler, repairs, 1 70 

C. W. Brown, repairs, 2 35 

J. W. Farnham, repairs, 25 50 

Mrs McCallum, cleaning, 12 00 

Smith, Manning, & Co., supplies, 40 
L. McDonald, repairs, 22 00 

Joel Barns, supplies, 1 55 



$80 76 
Amount carried forward, $422 55 



10 

Appropriation, $1800 00 

Amount brought forward, $422 55 

Osgood District. 

Charles Bailey, cleaning, $4 00 

J. T. Bailey, digging well, 43 85 

J. W. Farnham, pump & fixtures, 27 00 
L. McDonald, grading & repairs, 14 00 
S. G. Bailey, repairs, 1 00 

T. A. Holt and Co., supplies, 1 00 

$90 85 



Abbott District. 

Cole and Hardy, repairs, $74 75 

W. Barnett, supplies and repairs, 17 25 
J. M. Bailey, cleaning, 2 50 

L. McDonald, repairs, 4 00 



$98 50 



Ballard Yale District. 

Cole and Hardy, repairs, $33 02 

W. Barnett, supplies and repairs, 73 53 
J. A. Smart, insurance, 
J. L. Ross, furniture, 

B. and M. R. R. Co., freight, 
H. S. Green, repairs, 
Green and Woodlin, supplies, 
G. S. Cole, locks,' 

C. C. Holt, pump, 



105 00 


868 25 


8 26 


1 50 


2 70 


6 25 


28 00 



$1126 51 



Bailey District. 

J. Boice, repairs, $1 00 

L. McDonald, repairs, 7 00 



$8 00 



Amount carried for ward, $1746 71 



11 

Appropriation, $1800 00 

Amount brought forward, $ 1746 41 

Scotland District. 

W. Barnett, supplies & repairs, $23 25 

Thomas Howell, repairs, 18 84 

Abbott and Jenkins, repairs, 2 10 

T. A. Holt and Co., supplies, 50 



$44 69 



North District. 

H. M. Bixby, cleaning, $2 00 

J. M. Bailey, cleaning, 2 50 

L. McDonald, repairs, 2 00 



$6 50 



Total expenditure, $1797 60 

Balance unexpended, $2 40 



12 

SERVICES OF TOWN OFFICEES. 
Appropriation, March 6th, $2200 00 

E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer for 1875, $100 00 

E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer and Collector, 400 00 

Wm. S. Jenkins, Selectman, Assessor, 

and Overseer of the Poor, 300 00 

Simeon ! ardwell, Selectman, Assessor, 

and Overseer of the Poor, 250 00 

Charles Greene, Selectman, Assessor, and 
Overseer of the Poor, 

Wm. S. Jenkins, assessing Bank Tax, 

Samuel Boutwell, School Committee, 
Francis H. Johnson, School Committee, 
Henry S. Greene, 

Joseph W. Poor, Chief Engineer, 
Charles O. Cummings, Engineer, 
Ballard Holt, 2d, Engineer, 
Warren Mears, Jr., Engineer, 

Geo. W. Chandler, police and constable 
for 1875 and 1876, 

Geo. W. Chandler, police, 

Peter J. McEnroe, police, 

R. M. Abbott, police, for 1875, 

John Clark, police and constable, 

O. B. Howarth, police, 

Thomas Smith, police, 

Warren Mears, Jr., police, 

Marcus M. Chase, police, 

Georg^ F. Baker, police, 

Fred E. Rogers, police, 

James Ashworth, police, 

J. T. Lovejoy, police, 

John A. Symonds, police, 

Total expenditure for the year, - $2050 80 

Balance unexpended, $149 20 



250 


00 


15 00 


175 00 


125 


00 


100 


00 


50 


00 


25 


00 


25 


00 


25 


00 


13 


00 


30 


25 


6 


00 


5 


00 


20 


84 


65 


21 


5 


00 


27 50 


19 00 


6 


00 


5 


50 


2 50 


2 


50 


2 50 



13 



HIGHWAYS. 



Appropriation, March 6th, 

Henry W. Abbott, supplies, 
John H. Flint, labor, 
James Joice, labor, 
James McFarden, labor, 
John Coyle, labor, 

G. W. Chandler, self, men, and team, 
J. H. Smith, self, man, and team, 
Wm. Poor, repairing tools, 
G. F. Baker, labor, self and team, 
S. Bard well. 

J. B. Abbott, labor and lumber, 
John Daley, labor, 
S. A. Abbott, labor, 
Holbrook Chandler, gravel and stone, 
S. M. Jones, labor, 
John McCarty, labor, 
Maurice Maloney, labor, 
Wm. Allen, labor and gravel, 
H. G. Gould, labor, 
Sylvanus Lovejoy, labor, 
B. S. White, trucking, 
T. Howard, labor, 
Omar Jenkins, labor, 
Patrick Lahey, labor, 
Rufus Bailey, labor, 
James Toye, labor, 
John Flynn, labor, 
Ezra Farnham, labor, 
Frederick Noyes, labor, 
J. L. Madox, labor, 
Patrick Murphy, labor, 
Abbott & Jenkins, labor, lumber, & nails. 
Timothy Abbott, labor and team, 
Amount carried forward , 



$6000 00 



$14 
69 
23 
12 
30 

359 

469 
2 

275 
43 

383 
7 
9 
21 
43 
42 
76 
87 

233 

6 

2 

21 

157 
14 
22 

165 

50 

18 

5 

101 
25 
64 

133 



$2994 



08 
75 
40 
10 
71 
28 
20 
70 
53 
75 
50 
50 
50 
47 
33 
57 
77 
36 
88 
25 
75 
30 
50 
25 
00 
75 
37 
00 
00 
50 
80 
30 

49 



14 



Appropriation, 


$6000 00 


Amount brought forward. 


$2994 49 


John H. Clinton, labor, 


42 43 


James O'Keefe, labor, 


16 62 


Wm, White, labor, 


2 50 


Moody B. Abbott, labor, 


77 87 


Patrick Donovan, labor, 


42 27 


Michael Dowd, labor, 


35 63 


John Barry, labor, 


46 75 


John Riley, labor, 


8 12 


Anthony Ward, labor, 


43 50 


Parker and Gannett, tools, 


9 84 


Daniel Daley, labor, 


41 00 


James Davey, labor, 


7 50 


Bart. Shea, labor, 


12 00 


Smith Dove Manufacturing Co., labor, 


12 50 


Thomas Kerevin, labor, 


23 00 


Thomas Murphy, labor, 


62 40 


Charles Johnson, labor, 


6 00 


George Flint, labor, self and others, 


107 75 


B. and M. R. R. Co., freight, 


1 05 


Chandler Dane, labor, 


25 30 


George Dane, labor, 


113 50 


Colby and Tromball, use of derrick, 


4 00 


Dennis Driscoll, labor, 


41 93 


Dennis Sweeney, labor, 


39 75 


James Hagerty, labor, 


12 32 


Frank Hatch, labor, 


6 43 


Albert Bancroft, labor, 


121 75 


Timothy Crowley, labor, 


24 75 


George F. Cheever, labor, 


1 50 


John C. Hovey, labor, 


43 20 


John Carroll, labor, 


1 60 


Marcellus Weld, labor, 


5 42 


Timothy McCarty, labor, 


5 62 


Amount carried forward, 


$4040 29 



15 



Appropriation, 




$6000 


00 


Amount brought forward. 


$4040 


29 




Frank Williamson, labor, 


65 


01 




John Cornell, labor, 


102 


24 




Patrick Leary, labor, 


17 


50 




John Collins, labor, 


20 T5 




Jerry Leary, labor, 


123 


70 




William Cutler, labor, 


21 


00 




George Holt, labor, 


8 


75 




Charles Abbott, labor, 


23 


87 




J. H. Chandler, labor, 


7 


50 




Michael Phillips, labor, 


4 


37 




Charles 0. Cummings, labor, 


36 


25 




J. C. Goldsmith, labor, 


13 


38 




Winslow Russell, ^abor, 


3 


75 




N. T. Abbott, covering-stone, 


2 


00 




Patrick O'Brine, labor, 


29 


69 




Luke Cunningham, labor, 


1 


00 




Michael Sullivan, labor, 


19 


69 




Jerry McCarty, labor, 


21 


75 




John Lynch, labor, 


47 


95 




Bailey Lovejoy, labor, 


14 


62 




William W. Lovejoy, labor, 


5 


17 




Horatio Barnard, labor, 


2 


62 




C. Murphy, labor, 


7 


50 




David Burns, labor, 


7 


44 




Phill Cafifrey, labor, 


7 


19 




Michael Carnes, labor, 


13 


75 




F. G. Haynes, nails and spikes, 


4 


87 




Sylvester Lovejoy, labor, 


25 


00 




John Hays, labor, 


12 


75 




Jesse Harnden, labor, 


39 


90 




H. C. Harnden, labor, 


24 


40 




H. W. Symonds, labor, 


12 


15 




Howard and Stack, 


1 


00 




Amount carried forward, 


$4788 


80 





16 



Appropriation, 



$6000 00 



Amount brought forward, 


C4T88 80 


Justin Carter, labor, 


2 00 


W. A. Bailey, labor, 


40 00 


John M. Bailey, labor, 


59 50 


William P. Holt, labor, 


19 50 


John C. Morse, labor, 


15 75 


Patrick Collins, labor, 


2 00 


Timothy Haggerty, labor, . 


22 00 


David Goodwin, labor, 


5 25 


William Hackett, labor, 


9 25 


Michael McGovern, labor, 


17 50 


J. T. Lovejoy, labor, 


14 75 


N. K. Holt, labor, . 


11 25 


William Hardy, labor, 


35 40 


A. F. Harrington, labor, 


25 50 


P. B. Follensbee, labor, self and others, 


106 95 


James Smith, labor, 


8 88 


Calvin Mears, labor, 


5 00 


P. D. Morgan, labor, 


39 00 


Samuel Gilchreast, labor, 


3 00 


John Coneley, labor, 


8 63 


A. N. Luscomb, labor, 


100 00 


Stephen Lovejoy labor, 


48 00 


Dennis Harregan, labor, 


3 75 


Henry Smith, Jr., labor, 


8 75 


John Chandler, labor, 


4 25 


William Raynor, labor, 


6 25 


Albert Abbott, powder and fuse, 


4 16 


Edward Upton, use of harness, 


3 00 


William Barrett, labor, 


3 75 


Jerry O'Conners, labor, 


6 88 


Plato Eames, labor, 


51 54 


Isaac Carruth, labor, 


2 00 


Allen Hinton, labor, 


1 00 


Amount carried forward, 


$5483 24 



17 



Appropriation, 

Amount brought forward, 

C. W. Hay ward, labor, 

Patrick Barrett, labor, 

Smith, Manning, and Co., tools and 

Henry Brownell, labor, 

Charles 0. Shed, labor, 

N. B. Abbott, use of scraper, 

George W. Ward well, labor, 

John Sweeney, labor, 

C. M. Abbott, labor, 

John Abbott, gravel, 

Jasper Rea, labor, 

Timothy Driscoll, labor, 

George A. Dane, labor, 

John T. Bailey, labor, 

William Durant, labor, 

Stephen Webster, labor, 

Frank C. Phelps, labor, 

John 0. Regan, culvert, 

John Webster, labor, 

George G. Lovejoy, labor, 

S. F. Flint, labor, 

J. W. Faulkner, repairing tools, 

George F. Mason, labor, 

James Donovan, labor, 

T. A. Holt and Co., tools, 

Sylvester W. Hanson, labor, 

Augustus Upton, labor, 

P. P. Pilsbury, gravel, 

C. C. Rea, hammer-handles, 

J. H. Cochrane, repairing tools, 

Total expenditure for the year, 
Total balance unexpended, 



$6000 00 


85483 24 


28 50 


9 38 


antern, 6 65 


1 75 


13 12 


1 00 


6 25 


34 50 


60 


20 38 


8 30 


2 50 


20 00 


4 50 


2 25 


11 00 


6 00 


245 00 


12 00 


12 60 


5 00 


4 75 


8 55 


2 50 


2 38 


12 00 


4 60 


15 25 


75 


14 55 



$5999 85 
15 



18 

EOAD ffEAE HARDY'S. 
Appropriation, March 6th, $2000 00 

J. H. Smith, services, team, and R. R. fares, $31 57 

R. M. Pulsfield, printing, 

Michael Hurley and Son, labor, 

T. A. Holt and Co., lanterns and oil, 

G. F. Baker, services, team, etc., 

J. B. Abbott, services, team, etc.,. 

Joseph Kimball, surveying, 

S. Bardwell, for self and others, labor, 

George Flint, culvert, 

E. Pike, oil-can, 

William Hardy, labor, and wall and land, 

Total expenditure, $1250-94 

Balance unexpended, $749 06 

STEEET AT DEPOT B. & M. E. E. 
Appropriation, March 6th, $100 00 

Unexpended. 

EEM0VITO SNOW. 

Appropriation, March 6th, $500 00 



3 


00 


970 


00 


2 


30 


37 50 


20 


00 


12 


00 


122 


50 


4 00 




65 


47 42 



James H. Smith, 


$9 42 


David Goodwin, 


10 63 


Thomas Smith, 


18 00 


Charles C. Blunt, 


59 00 


George Dane, 


10 43 


George F. Baker, 


8 50 


John Ashworth, 


1 33 


James Toy, 


2 50 


Marcellus Weld, 


3 00 


John Cornell, 


15 00 


John H. Flint, 


3 58 


J. H. Chandler, 


34' 65 


Amount carried forward, 


$176 04 



19 



Appropriation, 


$500 00 


Amount brought forward, 


1176 04 


C. 0. Cummings, 


6 00 


N. F. Abbott, 


5 00 


E. H. Boutwell, 


8 00 


Henry Brownell, 


12 72 


William Hardy, 


10 20 


Willard Durant, 


6 90 


Moody B. Abbott, 


1 75 


Henry C. Harnden, 


6 58 


John B. Abbott, 


11 33 


Stephen D. Abbott, 


6 25 


John Follansbee, 


10 11 


Henry E. Gould, * 


11 02 


William Allen, 


2 00 


Charles M. Abbott, 


6 00 


Joshua Phelps, 


33 85 


John Webster, 


•5 00 


James Donovan, 


3 76 


Daniel Daley, 


3 76 


John Barry, 


63 


Patrick Barrett, 


6 31 


Patrick O'Brien, 


8 82 


Michael Sullivan, 


4 38 


Frank Williamson, 


1 88 


Jerry Leary, 


1 88 


Dennis O'Brien, 


63 


Jesse Harnden, 


29 96 


E. W. Burt, 


34 55 


George F. Holt, 


50 


James Haggerty, 


1 25 


Charles H. Flint, 


4 00 


Michael Dowd, 


1 75 


Willard Jones, 


3 21 


John S. Stark, 


6 00 


S. Bardwell, 


5 50 




$437 52 


Balance unexpended, 


$62 48 



20 



STEEET LAMPS. 
Appropriation, March 6th, 

Thomas Murphy, lighting lamps, 
Henry E. Gould, lighting lamps, 
W. F. Draper, repairs and supplies, 

Total expenditure, 

Balance unexpended, 



$603 74 

8 10 

10 01 



1750 00 



$621 85 
$128 15 



REPAIRING RESERVOIRS. 
Appropriation, March 6th, 

James H. Smith, labor, tools, and team, 

Francis Williamson, labor, 

New. Hampshire Granite Co., granite, 

Fire Department, pumping water ress. 

Jerry Leary, labor, 

Maurice Matone, labor, 

John Flynn, labor, 

George W. Chandler, labor, 

E. McCabe, boiler-plate, 

E. Davis and Sons, plate castings, 

T. E. Mayberry, labor, 

Francis Williamson, labor, 

J. W. Faulkner, iron-work, 

C. P. Rea, labor, 

Timothy Howard, labor, 

Abbott and Jenkins, lumber and labor, 

Lewis T. Hardy, labor, 

E. Davis and Son, pipe, 

Balance unexpended, 



$250 00 



42 89 


9 35 


45 00 


31 95 


7 88 


2 25 


3 20 


75 


.1 34 


5 69 


3 00 


63 


1 75 


1 50 


4 62 


83 


55 


25 50 


flflQQ fiO 


flOO uo 



$61 32 



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FIRE DEPAETMENT. 
Appropriation, March 6th, $2000 00 

Andover S. F. E. Co. No. 1. 

Pay of members, $295 50 

Remittance of taxes (10 men), 20 00 

John Cornell, coal and horses, 126 73 

John R. Loring, engineer, 300 00 

John R. Loring, repairs, supplies, & steward, 140 16 
Wm. Barnett, No. 9 Stewart Heater, 1875, 61 68 
Wm. Barnett, repairs, 19 97 

Hunneman and Co., supplies and repairs, 64 30 
Adam Frame, labor, 62 65 

F. Lewis, T. Hardy, shingling and repairs, 71 03 
Whiton, Brothers, and Co., supplies, 30 50 

W. Poor, repairs and painting, 28 00 

Cole and Hardy, sawdust and shavings, 90 

J. W. Poor, ladder, repairs, and wood, 16 15 

Smith, Manning, and Co., supplies, 16 66 

George S. Cole, repairs, 2 60 

Abbott and Jenkins, repairs, 1 00 

Mayer & Smith, cleaning and rep. harnesses, 5 30 
C. G. Hussey, washing overcoats, 1 75 

J. A. Treat and Co., castor oil, 12 50 

George F. Baker, wood, 3 00 

John H. Dean, repairing 15 overcoats, 10 00 

W. A. Kimball and Co., hardware, 13 90 

John Pray, horses, waggons and men, 32 75 

Gile and Gleason, mason-work, 5 73 

Ballard Holt 2d, supplies and labor, 3 70 

Robert Callahan, labor, 3 00 

$1349 46 

Shawshin Engine Co. No. 2. 

Pay of Members, $283 50 

Remittance of Taxes (26 men), 52 00 

John Cornell, coal and horses, 9 15 

Amount carried fomvard, $344 6b 



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Appropriation, 

Amount brought forward, 
William Barnett, repairs, 
Hunneman and Co., supplies and repairs, 
M. F. Whiton and Co., supplies, 
W. Poor, labor and stock, repairing and 

painting, 
Smith, Manning, and Co., supplies, 
Abbott and Jenkins, repairs, 
Patrick Horan, labor as steward, 
Josiali Gates and Sons, repairs on hose, 
Warren Mears, jr., labor and supplies, 
J. A. Treat and Co., castor oil, 
John Pray, horses, waggons, and men, 

$ 646 52 

Acct. for S. F. E. Co., as above, 1349 46 

$1995 98 

Balance unexpended, $4 02 

DEC0KATI0N DAT. 

Appropriation, March 6th, 1150 00 



$2000 00 


$344 65 . 


8 91 


, 16 50 


17 25 


141 44 


5 42 


8 00 


54 05 


2 50 


20 55 


12 50 


14 75 



Andover Brass Band, 


$60 00 


George H. Bean, dinners, 


27 50 


John Pray, teams, 


14 00 


G. R. Waterman, boquets, 


10 00 


H. F. Bingham, bouquets, 


11 00 


M. F. Hutchins, flags, 


3 75 


George S. Merrill, printing, 


1 50 


Smith, Manning, and Co., supplies, 


6 98 


Malcolm Douglass, oration, 


10 00 


E. K. Jenkins, flowers, 


3 00 




$147 73 



Balance unexpended, - $2 27 



TOWN HOUSE. 



Appropriation, March 6th, 
Thomas Smith, janitor, 1875, 1876, 



$850 00 



$168 00 



John Cornell, coal, 1875, 




85 00 


John Chandler, wood, 




11 00 


Smith, Manning, and Co., supplies, 


56 16 


Wm. Barnett, labor, repairs, 


and supplies, 


22 90 


Abbott and Jenkins, labor and lumber, 


6 15 


Gile and Allen, mason-work 


in 1875, 


8 50 

$357 71 


Balance unexpended, 




$492 29 


STATE AID.. 




Appropriation, March 6th, 




$1500 00 


Mrs. Isaphene S. Bryant, 




$96 00 


Charles H. Bell, 




120 00 


Mrs. Elizabeth Barnard, 




48 00 


Mrs. Lucy Bailey, 




48 00 


John S. Dearborn, 




72 00 


Mrs. Susan B. Farnham, 




48 00 


Angie M. Getchell, 




48 00 


Henry C. Higgins, 




72 00 


Mrs. Lizzie A. Johnson, 




96 00 


Charles E. Jones, 




36 00 


George N. Jones, 




12 00 


Ella L. Kendall, 




17 00 


Mrs. Elsy Kittredge, 




48 00 


Charles Mears, 




72 00 


Mrs. Sarah J. Mason, 




48 00 


Mrs. Bridget McCollough, 




96 00 


Mrs. Susan G. Merrill, 




48 00 


Mrs. Jane Proctor, 




48 00 


Augustine K. Russell, 




120 00 


Charles O. Shedd, 




54 00 


Mrs. Sophia Wardman, 




48 00 


Balance unexpended, 




$205 00 



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ABATEMENT AND EEMITTANCE OF TAXES. 
Appropriation, March 6th, 1300 00 



E. K. Jenkins, collector for 1875, 
E. K. Jenkins, collector for 1876, 

Balance unexpended, 



140 05 
226 36 



1266 41 
133 59 



DISCOUNT ON TAXES. 



Appropriation, 



E. K. Jenkins, collector, 
Balance unexpended, 



$2100 00 

$1726 16 
$373 84 



COUNTY TAX. 



Appropriation, 

Allen W. Dodge, Treasurer, 
Balance unexpended, 



$3200 00 

$3197 70 
$2 30 



STATE TAX. 
Appropriation, 

Charles Endicott, Treasurer, 
Balance unexpended, 



$5000 00 

$3870 00 
$1130 00 



NOTES. 

Appropriation, 

Amount hired during the year, 



Trustees Punchard Free School, 
Andover National Bank, 



$6000 00 

9500 00 

$15500 00 



$6000 00 
9500 00 



■$15500 00 



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INTEREST. 
Appropriation, March 6th, 

Samuel Raymond, Treasurer, 
Moses Foster, Treasurer, 
John Abbott, Treasurer, 

Balance unexpended, 



$1400 00 

412 17 

96 00 



$2100 00 



$1908 17 
$191 83 



HAY SCALES. 
Appropriation, March 6th, 

George H. Bean, two year's salary, 
Fairbanks and Brown, repairs, 
Abbott and Jenkins, repairs, 

Balance unexpended, 



$50 65 
6 00 
1 25 



$60 00 



$57 90 
$2 10 



PRINTING AND STATIONERY. 
Appropriation, March 6th, 

Cochrane and Sampson, printing, $154 80 

W. F. Draper, printing and stationery, 168 05 

Thomas Groom and Co., books, 9 00 

George Otis, blanks, 1 00 

Balance unexpended, 



$400 00 



$332 85 
$67 15 



SPRING GROYE CEMETERY. 
Appropriation, March 6th, 



Samuel Raymond, treasurer, 
John O. Regan, labor, 



$334 67 
165 33 



$500 00 



$500 00 



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SOLDIERS' CEMETERY LOT. 



Appropriation, March 6th, 

Robert Bell, labor, 
George H. Harrington, labor, 
David Higgins, labor, 
John Tufts, labor, 
John 0. Regan, labor, 
John Chandler, gravel, 

Balance unexpended, 



140 47 


17 55 


10 60 


7 50 


6 00 


3 00 



$100 00 



$85 12 

$14 88 



LAND NEXT MEMORIAL HALL. 



Appropriation, March 6th, 
Appropriation Interest, 

Eben P. Higgins, land, 



$1100 00 

$47 85 
$1147 85 

$1147 85 



MISCELLANEOUS. 
Appropriation, March 6th, 

Charles S. Parker, painting guide- boards, 5 00 

S. Bardwell, R. Road fares and horse-hire, 20 15 

John H. Flint, R. Road fares and horse-hire, 2 80 

Dodge, Gilbert, and Co., stone-break hammers, 4 41 

William Marland, postage and envelopes, 20 02 

Thomas Smith, labor, 

E. K. Jenkins, returning militia, 

John O. Regan, labor on trough, 

Osgood Barnard, repairs on pump, 

William Barnett, repairs on pump, 

Robert Callahan, distributing envelopes, 

R. M. Yale, fittings for flag, 

Aaron Cummings, land damage 1874, 

Amount carried forward, $80 63 



$1050 00 



2 


00 


3 


00 


2 


00 


1 


00 




50 


2 


00 


1 


75 


16 


00 



$80 63 


2 80 


12 55 


2 00 


4 00 


3 00 


4 61 


6 50 


6 00 


5 00 


75 


4 75 



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Appropriation, $1050 00 

Amount brought forward , 
Mark Newman, labor and shovels, 
Johnson's Express, 
W. Harrison, distributing envelopes, 
Charles. K. Darling, 
Charles Greene, railroad fares, etc., 
William S. Jenkins, railroad fares, etc., 
Charles S. Parker, returning deaths, 
Michael Nolan, returning deaths, 
George N. Pasho, returning deaths, 
Henry Dane, returning deaths, 

D. L. Trow, returning deaths, 
Simeon Bardwell, taking names and ages 

of school children, 10 00 

G. H. Bean, dinners selectmen and checkers, 8 25 

E. K. Jenkins, collecting, recording, and 

returning births, marriages, and deaths, 67 50 
Luke Cunningham, damage, 25 00 

E. K. Jenkins, stamps and railroad fares, 15 40 
Robert K. Holmes, black bass, Haggett's 

Pond, 150 00 

S. G. Bailey, care of Haggett's Pond, and 

lumber and labor, 
Simeon Bardwell, lumber, Haggett's Pond, 
Morse and Whyte, galvanized iron screen, 

Haggett's Pond, 

Balance unexpended, $578 08 



49 


00 




3 


00 




11 


18 


$471 92 







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SUMMAEY OF SELECTMEN'S OEDEES. 



Total Appropriations and Receipts, 




" $59487 60 


Schools, 


19925 


96 


School-houses, 


1797 


60 


Town Officers, 


2050 


80 


Highways, 


5999 


85 


Road near William Hardy's, 


1250 


94 


Removing Snow, 


437 


52 


Street Lamps, 


621 


85 


Reservoirs, 


188 


68 


Fire Department, 


1995 


98 


Printing and Stationery, 


332 


85 


Cemetery, 


500 


00 


Interest, 


1908 17 


Abatement of Taxes, 


266 41 


Discount on Taxes, 


1726 


16 


County Tax, 


8197 


70 


State Tax, 


3870 


00 


State Aid, 


1295 


00 


Decoration Day, 


147 


73 


Notes, 


15500 


00 


Town House, 


357 


71 


Memorial Hall Land, 


1147 


85 


Hay Scales, 


57 


90 


Soldier's Cemetery Lot, 


85 


12 


Miscellaneous, 


471 


92 


Total amount expended, 




$55132 70 




(IpOO JuOO I V 


Balance unexpended, 




14353 90 



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Selectmens' Report 



SCHOOLS AM) SCHOOL-HOUSES. 

The School Committee having full control of all school 
matters we can only report their estimate. For Schools 
f9,500, and $1,350 for School-houses, for the current year. 

SEEVICES OF TOWN OPFIOEES. 

Judging from the amount required to meet the bills for 
the year past, we would suggest the sum of $2,000 be ap- 
propriated. 

STATE AID. 

The amount necessary for the coming year is uncertain, 
but should recommend the sum of $1,500. 

TOWN HOUSE. 

We should recommend the sum of $700 for the coming 
year, as it may be used often by the Reform Club in the 
Temperance movement, which we hail with delight ; it 
being vital to our young men and to the peace and quietude 
of all citizens throughout the community. Let all the people 
help in this work. 

HAT SCALES. 

It is evident that the wood and iron work of the Scales 
must be thoroughly rebuilt and repaired to be in condition 
to weigh correctly ; and there should be a drain of sufficient 
size and descent to carry all the water that floods the pit 
under them. And in view of this we should recommend 
that the Scales be removed to the south side, and near to 



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the Town House, having the beam and weighing apparatus 
in the room now occupied by the Janitor and Johnson's 
express. Thus making it convenient to find the weigher at 
once, and the correctness of the scales more certain. The 
cost of repairs and improvements on the present location will 
be about $150, and if removed to Town House, about $215 ; 
or new Scales with twenty feet platform at $275 and old 
ones. 

PIKE DEPARTMENT. 

This arm of the Town is governed by the Board of Engineers, 
and is fully reported by them. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

The appropriation of $700 may be necessary to meet un- 
forseen expenses. 

DECOEATION DAT. 
The sum of $150 will be wanted for the occasion. 

HIGHWAYS. 
The Streets, Highways, and Town-ways are in the hands 
of practical men, composing a Board of Road Commissioners 
who have improved and repaired the same in a satisfactory 
manner to the public (see their Report). 

NOTES. 
We recommend the sum of $1,600 to be appropriated to 
take up a note held by John Abbott, Treasurer of Proprietors 
Fund. 

INTEEEST. 

The Town should appropriate $1,800 to meet the necessity 
of hiring money for a few months, and interest on Memorial 
Hall Fund. 

DISCOUNT ON TAXES. 

To meet this we recommend the sum of $2,000 if the 
present system is continued. 



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ABATEMENT OP TAXES. 
This has a familiar sound coming to the ears of the Asses- 
sors from tax-payers only. And as all such are interested 
we recommend the sum of $300 for this purpose. 

PKINTING AND STATTONEEY. 
We conclude that $400 dollars will meet the bills in this 
department. 

STATE AND COUNTY TAXES. 

It is apparent to all that the Town must pay such equal 
proportion of State and County Tax as may be laid upon us. 
And we can only suggest that the sum of $5,000 and $3,200 
be appropriated for the current year. 

LIABILITIES. 
The Treasurer's Statement clearly sets forth the liabilities, 
and to whom the Town is indebted ; and as the rate of tax- 
ation is light, we should consider it a favorable time to reduce 
the amount. 

ASSETS. 

The available assetts are in nature each year very similar ; 
the amounts are given on another page. 

TOWN DEBT. 

This heading has a dreaded sound to all thriving citizen 
tax-payers, and is not a good advertisment to induce others 
to come and settle with us ; therefore let us be slow to 
increase it. 

HAGGETT'S POND. 

The Pond has been stocked with Black Bass, as was ex- 
pected, and we consider it successful as regards spawn and 
young fish ; and it is necessary that some provision be made 
each year to prevent fishing until such time as may be de- 
cided by the Town to allow it. 



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SPECIAL APPKOPKIATIONS, 

As the future of events that may require the expenditure 
of money is all before us, the Town must meet them in a 
fair and honorable manner. We have to congratulate the 
Town upon its prosperity in a financial view as compared 
with many other towns, and whatever the events or necessities 
may be for public good they can be met by judicious man- 
agement without being burdensome to tax-payers. 

WM. S. JENKINS, ) Selectmen 

SIMEON BARDWELL, >• of 

CHARLES GREENE, ) Andover. 

Andover, Feb. 14, 1876. 



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Overseers' Account 



Appropriation, March 6th, $2800 00 

BELIEF OUT OF ALMSHOUSE. 

Thomas Hastie, $1 00 

Henry Smith, 118 67 

Benjamin Cheever, 5 27 

Charles Dugan, 6 00 

Henry Howell and wife 1875-76, 99 54 
Mrs. H. B. Gile to April 1st, 1876, 42 00 



Miss A. A. Mears 1875-76, 


42 00 


Mr. Brown, coffin for child, 


5 00 


Child of M. A. Dane, 


36 00 


David Goodwin, 


9 24 


Anna Jones, 


84 00 


Thomas Donovan, 


12 00 


Elbridge G. Wardwell, 


15 50 


William Mercer, 


8 00 


J. Millett, 


7 37 


Mrs. Susan Goodwin, 


6 00 


Henry T. Sherman, 


5 00 


Mrs. McCarty, 


2 00 


Children of Thomas Piatt, 


4 25 


Mrs. C. A. Russell, 


16 00 


Mrs. T. A. Gibbs, 


1 00 



$525 84 



PAID CITIES AND TOWNS. 

Boxford, Stephen G. Holt, 1875, 54 50 ' 
Boston, Flora Anrick, 20 48 

Boston, Hattie E. Carlton, 17 00 



Amount carried forward, $91 98 $525 84 

6 



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Appropriation, . 12800 00 

Amount brought forward, $91 98 $525 84 
Boston, Abbie Shattuck, 10 00 

Boston, Nathan H. Gray, 2 10 

Cambridge, Louisa M.. Mason, 105 51 
Lawrence, T. Donovan & family, 96 88 
Lawrence, Mrs. Jane Lindsey 

1875-T6, 114 40 

Salem, M. E. Goldsmith, 2 00 

Harvard, Sylvia Abbott, 96 00 

Boxford, George A. Shattuck, 8 00 
Woburn, Mrs. Daniel Eames 

1875-76, 182 00 

Lynn, Mary French, 9 00 

Rockland, S. D. Nolan and family, 61 98 
Maiden, Sarah Farnham, 13 50 

Georgetown, E. G. Wardwell, 28 21 
Georgetown, George Shattuck, 15 63 
Lowell, Mary A. Dugan, 7 00 

Cambridge, J. W. Wardwell, 57 00 
Maiden, Mrs. James Hoppenney, 155 39 
Danvers, John O. Holt, 5 63 

$1062 21 



LUNATIC HOSPITAL. 

Worcester, Isabella C. Johnson, 185 44 
Worcester, Henry T. Sherman, 159 59 
Ipswich, Luke W. Worthley, 147 79 ( 

' $492 82 



HOUSE OP 00EEE0TI0N. 

Charles Logue, $5 70 

Winslow Russell, 13 14 

$18 84 

Amount carried forward, $2099 71 



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Appropriation, 12800 00 

PAID ON ACCOUNT OP CITIES AND TOWNS. 

Amount br ought fomvard, $2099 71 

Lynn, C. B. Abbott, child of, $96 00 
Lynn, Tryphena Abbott, 25 70 

North Andover, Benj. Stevens, 5 00 

$126 70 

STATE EEPOEM SCHOOL. 

Francis R. Goodwin, $10 00 

$2236 41 



Balance unexpended, $563 59 

ALMSHOUSE. 

Appropriation, March 6th, $5000 00 

Charles O. Cummings, superintendent, $700 00 

Mary E. Durgin, dress-maker, 

Walter H. Kimball, physician, 

Lyman E. Jones, labor, 

E. M. Hopkins, labor, 

Catherine Morse, labor, 

Holt and Co., meat, 

T. A. Holt and Co., groceries, 

John G. Findley, fish, 

C. G. Hussey, washing clothes and 

sawing logs, 
A. N. Smith, labor, 
J. F. Richards, physician, 
John H. Flint, meat, 
Joel Barnes, groceries, 
E. B. Tyler, boots and shoes, 
VV. A. Kimball, seeds, 
Abbott and Robinson, plants, 
Horatio Barnard, difference on cow, 
Greene and Woodlin, groceries, 
Amount carried forward, 



15 


28 


75 


00 


78 00 


251 


00 


4 


33 


60 


86 


493 


67 


116 


27 


67 


82 


16 


00 


5 


00 


59 


62 


336 


61 


16 


65 


1 


40 


1 


00 


15 


00 


157 


29 


$2470 


80 



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Appropriation, 



$5000 00 



Amount brought forward, 

Thomas Leach, labor, 

L. E. Gilmore, bonnet, 

H. K. Webster, plaster and grain, 

Thomas Smith, repairing boots, 

J. W. Faulkner, iron-work, 

George A. Shattuck, labor, 

W. Harrison Rea, labor, 

Mayer and Smith, repairing harness, 

John Cornell, coal, 

James H. Reynolds, cow and calf, 

B. and M. R. R. Co., freight, 

Smith, Manning, and Co., groceries, 

P. M. Jefferson, soap, 

M. C. Andrews, rye, 

Wadley, Andrews, and Co., groceries, 

Marcellus Weld, ice, 

A. N. Holt, meat, 

F. Symonds, labor, 

H. W. Abbott, supplies, 

John H. Dean, clothing, 

E. H. Barnard, painting, 

William Barnett, supplies, 

George H. Parker, supplies, 

Valpey Brothers, meat, 

John B. Abbott, making cider, 

Benjamin Brown, boots and*shoes, 

Charles S. Parker, coffin, 

J. E. Whiting, repairing clock, 

Lewis A. Dow, labor, 

John Harnden, repairing clock, 

D. S. Wood, difference on oxen and b 

J. W. Barnard, boots and shoes, 

W. F. Draper, books and stationery, 

Balance unexpended, 



$2470 80 



4 00 


1 49 


70 00 


18 99 


67 30 


24 00 


20 00 


3 50 


' 78 00 


63 00 


2 66 


454 39 


46 50 


2 00 


63 49 


12 00 


201 28 


2 00 


30 13 


- 27 02 


4 07 


24 70 


31 58 


213 49 


5 68 


36 90 


10 00 


1 00 


223 00 


50 


11, 10 00 


14 65 


5 32 



$4243 44 

$756 56 



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EEPAIES ON ALMSHOUSE, 



Appropriation, March 6th, 

Abbott and Jenkins, 

Balance unexpended, 



$200 00 

$166 85 
$33 15 



SUMMAKY OF OVEESEEES' OEDEES. 



Total Appropriation, 

Expenses of Almshouse, 
Eelief out of Almshouse, 
Repairs on Almshouse, 

Unexpended appropriation, 



$8000 00 



$4243 44 




2236 41 




166 85 






$6646 70 
$1353 30 





EEPEESENTATIYE FUND. 

In accordance with the wishes of the donor, Edward 
Taylor, Esq., the interest has been given to Mrs. Pickersgill 
and Mrs. Chamberlain. 



WM S. JENKINS, 
SIMEON BARDWELL, 
CHARLES GREENE, 




Report of Overseers of the Poor. 



The Annual Report of the Overseers will show that the 
expenses of the Almshouse have not varied much from last 
year, while the number of inmates has considerably increased, 
so that we now have no less than thirty-one persons at the 
farm. 

The outside relief, our figures will show, has been very 
large ; but it must be remembered that the appropriation for 
last year was exhausted, 'and bills remained unpaid to the 
amount of about $600, which we have paid out of this year's 
appropriation. The outside relief furnished in town this 
year is less than usual, but that furnished out of town has 
been considerably increased, and is caused, in a great measure, 
by worthless fellows who were credited to this town during 
the late war, thus gaining a settlement here, and who have 
not resided in any one place since long enough to gain a 
settlement elsewhere. 

We would suggest to the Town that some other method 
be adopted for heating the Almshouse, as the stoves now 
used necessitate the cutting of wood to such an extent that 
in the course of five years the wood owned by the Town will 
be entirely consumed. We would, therefore, recommend 
that the wood and timber be kept for future use, believing, 
as we do, that it will be for the best interest of the Town. 

We would also recommend that the town Lock-up be 
removed from the farm, and located in the centre of the 
town, where it would be available in case of an emergency. 
And, again, we would call the attention of the Town to the 
fact that a large number of tramps continue to apply for 



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lodgings which we have to provide for at the Almshouse, to 
which we strongly object, believing they should be provided 
for elsewhere, and not be allowed to mingle in any manner 
with our respectable poor. 

ALMSHOUSE. 

Whole number of paupers in Almshouse during the year, 36 

Whole number of weeks' board, 1339 

Whole number of tramps, 705 

Whole number of weeks' board, 101 

Whole number of prisoners awaiting trial, 45 

Whole number of weeks' board, 7 

Total number of weeks' board, 1447 

Average weekly expense for each inmate, first de- 
ducting the amount sold from the farm from the 

expense of the Almshouse is, $2 16 

EEMADOTG m ALMSHOUSE. 

Over ninety years old, 1 

Between eighty and ninety, 2 

Between seventy and eighty, 6 

Between sixty and seventy, 4 

Between fifty and sixty, 4 

Between forty and fifty, 1 

Between thirty and forty, 1 

Between twenty and thirty, 3 

Between ten and twenty, 4 

Between one and ten, 5 

Under one, 

Total, ~31 

Died, Jeremiah Abbott, Aug. 19th, 1876, aged 69. 
Died, Carlton Parker, June 18th, 1876, aged 82. 

Number at beginning of the year, 24 

Number admitted, 12 

Number discharged, 3 



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PERSONAL 


PROPERTY AT 


THE ALMSHOUSE. 




• 
Household furniture, 


$1075 00 


Clothing, 




61 


00 


Farm stock, 




862 


00 


Farm tools, 




961 


00 


Farm produce, 




735 00 


Fuel and lumber, 




498 


00 


Provisions, 




461 


91 


Total, 




$4653 91 



The Overseers would recommend the following amount of 
money to be appropriated for the ensuing year : 

For the Almshouse, $5000 00 

For Relief out of Almshouse, 2500 00 

For Repairs of Almshouse, 200 00 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. S. JENKINS, ^ Overseers 

SIMEON BAKDWELL, [• op 

CHAKLES GKEENE, ) Poor. 



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Superintendent's Account. 



Dr. 




To balance cash on hand last report, 


135 00 


To cash received for 




Hay, 


169 23 


Milk, 


650 60 


Vegetables, 


26 90 


Labor, 


109 52 


Calves, 


32 69 


Custody of prisoner, • 


11 75 


Pigs, 


29 00 


Oat straw, 


1 75 


Sundries, 


18 00 


Barrels, 


5 61 


Hide and tallow, 


29 74 


Gravel, 


40 



$1120 



Or. 

By cash paid Town Treasurer, $1120 24 

CHARLES O. CUMMINGS, 

Superintendent. 



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Report of the Chief Engineer 



OF THE 



Fire Department. 



TO THE BOAKD OF SELECTMEN: 

Gentlemen, — In compliance with Article IX. of the Rules 
and Regulations of the Fire Department, I would respectfully 
submit this, my second Annual Report. 

POKCE OP DEPARTMENT. 
The entire force of Department consists of one Chief and 
two Assistant Engineers, fifteen members for the steamer 
company, with one engineman, and thirty-four members for 
the hand-engine company. Total, fifty-three men. 

APPARATUS 
Is in excellent condition, and comprises one third-class 
steamer, single engine, and one hand engine, with a two- 
wheel hose-carriage attached to each engine. There are 
hooks and ladders at the steamer's house, and ladders at 
Shawshin's house, Ballard Yale. 

HOSE. 

There are eleven hundred feet of two and one-half inch 
hose belonging to the steamer, in good condition ; and there 
are at the steamer's house two hundred feet of old two and 
one-fourth inch hose. The hand engine has four hundred 
and fifty feet of good leather hose two and one-fourth inch, 
and three hundred feet of old hose, and two hundred and 
fifty feet of this is two inch. All of the good leather hose 
has been thoroughly oiled. 



EESEKVOIKS. 

Are in good Condition, repairs having been made on some 
of them by the Road Commissioners. But Mr. F. W. Rogers 
persists in running his cellar drain-pipe into the one on 
Green Street, against our wishes, he claiming the right to do 
so as one of the contributors. It would be policy for the 
Town to pay, or take possession of these reservoirs, that have 
been built by subscription of individuals in their locality, 
and thus save future trouble. 

We have made some valuable improvements on the steamer 
the past year. The hand engine has been thoroughly over- 
hauled, repacked, and painted, and both are in the best con- 
dition for fire duty. The steamer's house has been shingled ; 
and our next attention will be the floor, the coming season- 
I would also wish to impress upon the property holders the 
necessity of more reservoirs, as there is a great deal of valuable 
property that cannot be protected for want of water and want 
of more hose. If we have been fortunate the past year in 
having so few fires, I deem it of the utmost importance to be 
prepared for them ; and a four-wheel horse-hose-carriage, 
with a thousand feet more of hose, is needed, that we may 
have a continuous line of that amount ready at all times. 

LIST OP FIEES AND ALARMS THE PAST TEAE. 

April 8th, alarm of fire, caused by a burning chimney in 
the house of John Carey. No damage done. 

May 26th, fire broke out at 1.30 P.M., in a one-and-a-half- 
story cottage house belonging to John and James Dearborn, 
on Water street, Ballard Yale. It was nearly destroyed 
before the firemen could work to an advantage upon the 
fire. There was quite a loss on furniture and clothing. Loss 
on house $600 ; loss on furniture, clothing, etc., $500. In- 
surance on house, $600 ; insurance on furniture, $50. Cause 
of fire unknown. 

June 1st, fire broke out at 1 P.M., in the one-story house 
of Asa McKenney, on the plains, Ballard Vale, burning house, 



44 

shed, and barn, they all being connected. All the household 
goods were removed. Loss, $650. Insurance, 1650. Cause 
of fire, defective chimney. 

July 6th, alarm of fire at Ballard Yale. Caused by burning 
fence near the File Works. Damage slight. 

August 3d, fire broke out at 4.30 P.M., in the one-and-a-half- 
story house of Sylvester Lovejoy, near Haggett's Pond, burn- 
ing house and nearly all the furniture, clothes, money, notes, 
and some valuable fire-arms. Loss on house, $800 ; loss on 
clothing, etc., $1200. No insurance. Caused by a young 
grandson building a fire in the stove, using kerosene, and the 
can tipping over, — he barely escaping from the flames. 

October 24th, alarm of fire, at 1.30 A.M., in one of the 
" black houses " of William C. Donald and Co., destroying 
roof and material inside. Loss, $75. No insurance. Caused 
by fire getting inside the smoke-house. But a few of the 
neighbors responded to this alarm. 

November 17th, alarm of fire at Ballard Yale, soon after 
12 M. Caused by burning cars of a wrecked freight train. 
Damage not known. 

November 25th, alarm of fire, at 1.15 P.M., from William 
C. Donald and Co.'s Ink Factory. Caused by a " melted 
connection " in the " Still-house." Damage slight. 

January 16th, 1877, alarm of fire, at 8.15 P.M., in a one- 
and-a-half-story house of Richard Dodson, Frye Yillage, 
occupied by John Barker. Damage to house slight. In- 
surance, $10, which will cover all damage to house. Mr. 
Barker's loss on furniture, clothing, etc., $25. No insurance. 
Cause of fire, tipping of a lamp from table ; lamp breaking 
and kerosene taking fire. This fire was put out by a few 
resolute neighbors. 

HBES AND ALAEMS. 

The number of fires and alarms for the year has been nine. 
Total amount of loss, $3,860. Total amount of insurance, 
$1,310 ; making a loss above insurance of $2,550. The 



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steamer No. 1. has responded to two alarms. No. 2. has 
responded to three fires, working at two of them. 

APPEOPEIATIONS. 

For the coming year, for running expenses of the Fire 
Department, $2,000. For a four-wheel horse-hose-carriage, 
and one thousand feet of new hose, $1,900. 
Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH W. POOR, 

Chjpf Engineer. 



SCHEDULE OP PEOPEETY. 

5 Engineer's hats and belts, 

Andoyer Steam Fire Engine, No. 1. 

Engine-house, bell, and land, $2150 00 

3 stoves, funnel, and ash-pan for steamer, 95 00 

1 chandelier and 5 lamps, 

6 settees and ten chairs, 

4 lanterns, $10, vise and tools, $15, 
Pump and hose, $6, boilers, $15, 
Cannel coal, $40, stove coal, $22.50, 
6 baskets, $4.50, axle-ja/3k, $1.00, 
Rubber packing and valves, 
Wood, $3, 300 ft. old hose (2 ¥ in.), $50, 
1,100 ft. leather and rubber hose (2^ in.), 

2 harnesses, $115, 19 fire hats, $40, 
18 coats, $30, 2 horse blankets, $2, 
Steam fire-engine and hose-carriage, 
Hooks and ladders, 

Play-pipe, $20, flags and halyards. $30, 
Miscellaneous, 

Amount carried forward, 



$25 00 



18 00 




26 50 




25 00 




21 00 




62 50 




5 50 




16 00 




53 00 




, 1000 00 




155 00 




32 00 


- 


3000 00 




100 00 




50 00 




15 00 






$6824 50 
$6849 50 





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Amount brought forward, 

Shawshin Engine, No. 2. 

Engine-house, $1300 00 

6 settees, 6 chairs, table and cloth, 
Chandelier, 3 lamps, and 5 lanterns, 

3 stoves, funnel and fixtures, 6 spittoons, 

4 ladders, hook and step ladder, 
300 ft. old hose (2 in.), 
450 ft. hose (2jin,),' 
Pump, pine, and jack-screw, 
Hand-engine and hose-carriage, 
6 coats $15, 4 fire caps, $10, 
Play-pipe and nozzles, 
1 axe, $1.25, 2 fire axes, $7, 
Curtains and fixtures, 
Wood, $5.75, stove coal, $7 
Mag and halyards, 
Oils, $6, miscellaneous, $3, 

Total, 

Reservoirs. 

Reservoir on Central Street, 
Reservoir on Summer Street, 



$6849 50 



39 00 




22 00 




s, 46 00 




31 00 




50 00 




450- 00 




13 50 




600 00 




25 00 




22 .00 




8 25 




4 00 




12 75 




17 75 




9 00 






$2650 25 
$9499 75 




$1400 00 




500 00 






$1900 00 



47 



Report of Road Commissioners 



£1700 


00 


1217 


12 


2311 


13 


686 


34 


85 


26 



Report of the Road Commissioners of Andover for the 
year ending February 5th, 1877. 

Bills approved by the Road Commissioners : 
Centre District, 
South District, 
West District, 
Bridges and culverts, 
Tools and repairing Do., gravel, etc., 

$5999 85 

For removing snow, $437 52 

Road near Wm. Hardy's, West Parish, $1250 94 

Balance unexpended, 749 06 

Appropriation, $2000 00 

Tools and material on hand belonging to the Town, $321 25 

The Road Commissioners, in acordance with a vote of the 
Town, whereby they, the Town, instructed the Road Com- 
missioners to build or construct a piece of Road, the same 
not to exceed the sum of $500. The Commisioners having 
complied with the vote of the Town, not in spending the 
whole amount, but in building a pieee of road on the turn- 
pike commencing at Green Street and running north three 
hundred and fifty feet, or twenty-one rods in length, more or 
less ; said road is constructed of the following materials : 
first, of stones not very large, but uniform in size ; second, 
of very small stones, such as had been raked from the streets 



48 

and elsewhere, these small stones filling up, as it were, all 
the unevenness of the stones below, and forming a good 
surface for gravel ; this stoning is twenty feet wide and from 
five to fifteen inches deep in the centre, according to the 
grade of the old road bed ; then covered with gravel from 
Pike Street, so called, and, lastly, with gravel from John 
Abbott's gravel pit; the whole costing $L4.45 per rod, or 
1303.45 total. 

It was the intention, if the ground had not frozen so soon, 
to have put in drains on both sides of the stoning, leading to 
the gutters, to take the water from the road. This can be 
done at another time. 

The Road Commissioners of Andover recommend that the 
sum of $6000 be appropriated for the repairs of Highways 
and Bridges, exclusive of the bridge at Ballard Yale. They 
also recommend that the sum of $1200 be appropriated for 
the removal of snow for the years 1877 and 1878. 



CLEANING AND EEPAIEING- EESEEV0IES. 

Amounts expended on each reservoir : 
Corner Main and Green Streets, 
Pearson Street, 
Main Street, 
High Street, 
Essex Street, 
Central Street, 
School Street, 
Fire Department, for pumping out reservoirs, 



Balance unexpended, 
Appropriation, 



JAMES H. SMITH, 
JOHN B. ABBOTT, 
GEORGE F. BAKER, 



$52 85 


39 21 


12 19 


19 51 


4 59 


27 18 


1 20 


31 95 


8188 68 


$61 32 


$250 00 


Road Com. 


of 


A5DOVEE. 



49 



Vital Statistics 



OF THE 



Town of Andover, for 1876 



Number of births registered, 




99 


Males, 


51 




Females, 


48 


99 


American parents, 


44 




Foreign 'parents, 


DO 


C9 

98 


Number of deaths registered, 




American, 


78 




Foreign, 


20 


98 


Number under 10 years, 


34 




between 10 and 20 years, 


6 




between 20 and 30 years, 


8 




between 30 and 40 years, 


8 




between 40 and 50 years, 


9 




between 50 and 60 years, 


8 




between 60 and 70 years, 


12 




between 70 and 80 years, 


10 




between 80 and 90 years, 


2 




between 90 and 100 years, 


1 




- 




98 


Marriages recorded, 




23 


Certificates issued, 




29 



E. K. JENKINS, Town Clerk. 



50 



Treasurer's Account. 



Town of Andover in account current with E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer, 

A.D. 1876. 



Dr. 



To paid Selectmeus' Orders, 

Overseers of the Poor Orders, 

Treasurer Memorial Hall, Dog Licenses, 

State Treasurer for National Bank Tax, 

State Treasurer for Liquor Licenses, 

To Taxes unpaid, 

Cash on hand to balance, 

Selectmen and Auditors, 



155133 70 


6646 


70 


450 


37 


1824 07 


25 


00 


1283 


62 


9304 


30 


20 


00 


$74687' 76 



51 

Cr. 
By Cash on hand Feburary 8th, 1876, 

Balance Taxes unpaid Feburary 8th, 1876, 

Rent of Stores in Ballard Vale School-house, 

Reed, of C. 0. Cummings Supt. Almshouse, 

Income Proprietors' Fund, John Abbott, Treas 

Rent of Town House, 

Pauper Account, 

Spring Grove Cemetery, burial lots, 

Auctioneers' Licenses, 

Liquor Licenses, 

Andover National Bank, notes discounted, 

Use of Road Scraper, 

Boston and Maine Railroad, repairs on Depot St., 50 00 

Old plank and labor, 

Use of Hay Scales, 

Fire Department, 

Record of Andover, 

State Treasurer, Corporation Tax, 

State Treasurer, National Bank Tax, 

State Treasurer, State Aid refunded, 

State Treasurer, Income School Fund, 

County Treasurer, Discount on Tax, 

County Treasurer, Dog Licenses, 

Assessors' Tax List, 



$11909 03 


758 


13 


240 


00 


1120 


24 


is., 96 


00 


456 


60 


195 17 


136 


38 


4 


00 


100 


00 


9500 


00 


9 


00 


St., 50 


00 


5 


13 


101 


26 


31 


95 


2 


25 


7475 07 


6525 


61 


1423 47 


237 


75 


39 


97 


450 37 


33820 


38 


$74687 


76 



E. K. JENKINS, Treasurer. 



Andover, Feb. 14, 1877. 



52 



LIABILITIES, 



Trustees of Memorial Hall, 
Trustees of Proprietors' Fund, 



$20000 00 

1600 00 

$21600 00 



ASSETS. 
Cash on hand, $9304 30 

Taxes unpaid, 1283 62 

Due from Cities and Towns, pauper acct., 38 00 
Due from State Aid, 1455 13 



Balance against the Town, 
Reduction of balance during the year, 



-812081 05 
9518 95 

$3570 72 



SCHEDULE 01 TOWN PEOPEETY. 

Town Hall and fixtures, $16000 00 

Land under and adjoining same, 2000 00 

Weights and measures, 200 00 

Safe in Town House, 166 00 

Hay Scales, 150 00 

Engine-houses and land, 3450 00 

Steam Fire Engine and apparatus, 4325 00 

Shawshin Engine and apparatus, 1181 00 

School-house property, 69139 00 

Town Farm and buildings, 7500 00 

Personal property at Town farm, 4653 91 

Punchard School Fund, 75205 00 

Memorial Hall permanent fund, 20000 00 

Memorial Hall and land, 43000 00 

Memorial Hall library and furniture, 6311 00 

Two Reservoirs, 1900 00 

Spring Grove Cemetery, 5488 00 
Total, $260,668 91 



53 



Punchard Free School 



The Trustees of the Punchard Free School herewith render to the 
Town their Annual Statement of the condition of the Fund, and of the 
Receipts and Expenditures for the year ending February 1st, 1877. 



Amount of Fund as per last Report, 

Amount invested in City and Town Notes and 

Bonds and Real Estate Securities, $75150 00 

On deposit in Andover Savings Bank, 55 00 



Income received from investments, 
Cash for grass sold, 



$75205 00 





$75205 00 


RECEIPTS. 

er last Report, 
ints, 


$2574 14 
4495 47 
12 50 
$7082 11 



EXPENDITURES. 
Cash paid : 

William G. Goldsmith, Principal, salary, 

Sara E. Merrill, Assistant, salary, 

Ada B. Chandler, Assistant, salary, 

James R. Murray, Music Teacher, 

Moses Foster, Treasurer, 

Thomas Smith, Janitor, 

John Chandler, wood and coal, 

George Wale and Co., photograph apparatus, 

H. B. and W. O. Chamberlain, chemicals, etc., 

George H. Parker, chemicals, 

Joseph A. Smart, insurance, 

George S. Cole, labor and stock, » 

R. M. Abbott, painting, etc., 

Smith, Manning, and Co., sundries, 

W. F. Draper, printing and stationery, 

Joseph J. Pearson, labor, 

Joseph Abbott, account, 

Amount carried forward, 



$2000 00 


700 


00 


600 


00 


•212 


08 


200 


00 


300 


00 


277 


54 


238 


60 


47 


79 


27 


08 


132 


50 


32 


33 


8 


75 


10 


52 


64 


28 


8 


75 


8 


50 


$4868 


72 



54 

Amount brought forward, 
F. A. Dewson, diplomas, 
Bridget Abercrombie, labor, 
Estes and Lauriat, account, 
Johnson's Express, account, 
Mayer and Smith, account, 
William Barnett, account, 
Edward Carter, account, 
J. H. Cochrane, account, 
E. A. Woodbridge, account, 
Geo. S. Merrill, and Co., account, 
J. E. Whiting, account, 

Cash deposited in Andover National Bank to balance, 2146 60 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES H. MERRILL, 
MALCOLM DOUGLASS, 
NATHAN FRYE, 
JOHN ABBOTT, 

Andover, February 5, 1877. 



$4868 72 




21 00 




18 50 




5 00 




4 75 




3 25 




2 80 




3 00 




2 65 




1 26 




3 33 




1 25 




$4935 51 




ance, 2146 60 






$7082 


MOSES FOSTER, 


EDWARD TAYLOR, 


BENJ'N BOYNTON. 



55 



Report of Cemetery Committee 



The Cemetery Committee, in compliance with the By-Laws 
of the Town in relation thereto, herewith submit their 
Annual Report, together with the Receipts and Expenditures 
for the year ending February 12th, 1877. 

During the past year about one hundred and fifty feet of 
face wall has been built, and between three and four hundred 
feet of face wall built in previous years has been banked 
and sodded, and the road-side in front of the same has been 
graded and set with trees. The wall across the ravine has 
been banked. Twenty-six new lots have been laid out, and 
about three hundred and eighty feet of new paths made. 
Individual owners of lots have erected several monuments 
and otherwise appropriately adorned and beautified their 
grounds which greatly improve the general aspect of the 
Cemetery ; and, no doubt, annual improvements of this 
nature will continue to be made. 

The Committee respectfully ask the Town for the usual 
appropriation of $500 for the ensuing year. 



56 

Town of Andover in account with the Cemetery Committee, 
A.D. 1876. 

Dr. 

Cash paid 

Balance last year's account, 

John Regan, wall, 

George S. Cole, lumber and labor, 

G. H. Harrington, labor, 

Michael Dowd, labor, 

Patrick Leahy, labor, 

John Collins, labor, 

Patrick Leary, labor, 

Jerry Conners, labor, 

John Conley, labor, 

William White, labor, 

Daniel Daily, labor, 

S. Raymond, services rate of commission, 

John Chandler, teaming, 

Burnham S. White, teaming, 

John Pray, 1875 and 18T6, 

S. Raymond, sundries, 

Town Treasurer, for lots and wood, 

Jan. 20, 1877, Balance brought forward, 67 84 

Or. 

Caih received 

Town Treasurer, 1500 00 

On account of lots sold, 132 00 

On account of wood sold, 4 38 

Balance new account, 67 84 

$704 22 



163 08 


165 33 


95 00 


51 25 


31 87 


14 38 


16 87 


16 87 


4 38 


4 38 


4 38 


4 38 


60 00 


16 25 


2 75 


14 75 


1 92 


136 38 


1704 22 



57 



Received from the Town as per last Report, $5339 37 

Received from the Town this year, $500 00 

Less amount paid the Town, 136 38 

363 62 

Sales wood, lots, etc, 1239 30 



16942 29 



Paid for land, $3000 00 

Cost of improvements last 

Report, $3442 29 

Cost of improvements this year, 500 00 

3942 29 



$6942 29 



Total cost of improvements, 
Deduct sales wood, lots, etc., 



Lots sold last Report, 
Lots sold this year, 



Interments last Report, 
Interments this year, 

Removed from cemetery, 



Respectfully submitted for the Committee, 

GEORGE FOSTER, 

Clerk and Treasurer. 

Andover, Feb. 12, 1877. 
8 



$3942 29 
1239 30 


$2702 99 


41 


8 
49 


57 


13 

70 


1 
69 



58 



Trustees of Memorial Hall. 



Town of Andover in account with the Trustees of the Memorial Hall. 

Dr. 

For Cash paid 

Ballard Holt 2d, salary as librarian, • 
W. B. Clarke, books, 
J. G. Rodemeyer, binding, 
Merrill and Crocker, printing supplement, 
Merrill and Crocker, printing 
John H. Chandler, newspapers, 
Warren F. Draper, periodicals, 
E. J. Bean, preparing supplement, 
Ballard Holt 2d, for assistant librarian, 
Abbott and Jenkins, sundries, 
B. F. Watson, file Boston Daily Journal, 
Little and Brown, books, 
James A. Treat and Co., oil, 
W. and E. Howe, printing, 
B. Abercrombie, cleaning hall, 
G-ile and Gleason, sundries, 
Johnson's Express, 
Barker and Mason, paper, etc., 
Thomas Smith, services in vacation, 
E. H. Barnard, 
Thomas Groom, paper, 
Patrick Hannon, labor, 
Boston and Maine Railroad, freight, 
Ballard Holt 2d, sundries, 
Balance to new account, 



548 13 


174 


20 


80 


00 


73 


70 


71 00 


70 


08 


70 


00 


59 00 


52 


88 


49 75 


33 


00 


24 50 


16 


00 


15 


12 


14 


60 


13 


50 


12 63 


9 


00 


5 20 


3 


60 


1 


25 


1 06 


21 


70 


1183 40 


$3303 30 



59 

Cr. 
Balance on hand Jan. 1st, 1876, $670 41 

By Cash received, 

Town of Andover, interest on Fund, $1400 00 

Town of Andover, balance of Smith book fund, 733 35 
Town of Andover, dog license, 389 62 

Ballard Holt 2d, librarian, fines and rents, 73 52 

Ballard Holt 2d, sale thirty catalogues, 15 00 

Ballard Holt 2d, sale fourteen supplements, 1 40 

Mrs. F. Barnard and Mrs. Hall, donation, 20 00 

$3303 30 



Jan. 1, 1877, balance on hand, $1183 40 

SAMUEL RAYMOND, 

Treasurer. 
Andover, Jan. 9, 1877. 

This certifies that we have examined the foregoing account, 
and find it properly vouched and correct. 

E. K. JENKINS, J Committee 

JOHN MORRISON, [■ on 
HENRY BOYNTON, ) Accounts. 

Andover, Jan. 9, 1877. 



60 



Fifth Annual Report 

OF THE 

Trustees of the Memorial Hall 



The past year has been one of quiet prosperity in the affairs of Memorial 
Hall. The committee on the selection of books have added to the Library 
three hundred and sixty-five volumes — just one short of a volume a day. 
Nearly all these books, which consist mainly of travels, biography, and 
fiction, with some works on popular science and history, are current 
publications. , 

It is the constant aim of the Committee to provide reading which shall 
meet the wants of all those who use the Library, and, in making a selection, 
to proportion the books of different classes according to the demand made 
for them. At the same time, they cannot be guided wholly by this demand 
without suffering the quality of the Library, in point of usefulness, to 
deteriorate. They try not to let any work of fiction of respectability 
escape them, and furnish duplicates of those much called for. Occasionally 
books will pass the Committee, and go into circulation, which are not good 
food for young minds. In such cases, it is the manifest duty of those dis- 
covering material which seems to them objectionable to report the fact to 
the Librarian or to one of the Committee. To meet the demand for fiction 
we must necessarily have a large number of novels which are not of a high 
order. The world does not contain enough of first, second, or third class 
fiction to begin to meet the wants of our readers. But it is the earnest 
desire of the Committee to exclude from the Library everything that is 
immoral. And for the accomplishment of this end they would solicit the 
co-operation of fathers, mothers, and all others who are interested in the 
welfare of the rising generation. 

The Trustees would congratulate the Town on the acquisition of the lot 
of land, formerly belonging to Mr. E. P. Higgins, situated on the north 
side of Memorial Hall. This lot, varying in depth from 85 to 98 feet, and 
embracing 3733 square feet, carries the boundary of the Memorial Hall 
land 40 feet farther toward the north. This land was purchased for the 
sum of $1100.00. 

As the whole of the original fund at the disposal of the Trustees for the 



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purchase of books has now been spent, they are wholly dependent on the 
Town and the farther generosity of individuals for the means of keeping 
up the Library and Reading-room. The sum accruing from the dog-tax 
is enough to secure us from stagnation. It will keep the Library and 
Reading-room indifferently well supplied with current literature. But it 
will not enable us to keep up with the times, or to compare favorably with 
the free libraries of other towns of the size of Andover. As evidence of 
the extent to which the Library is used, we would call attention to the 
comparative statistics appended to this Report. If it is worth while to 
foster the growing taste for reading which these figures indicate, it is 
matter of importance that an increased appropriation for the purchase of 
books should be made as soon as the condition of the times will allow. 

Two new members of the Board have been chosen to fill vacancies — 
Mr. John Morrison, in the place of Mr. W. H. B. Woodlin, deceased, and 
Mr. W. F. Draper, in the place of Rev. W. L. Ropes, resigned. 

The yearly examination of the property has shown the building and 
Library to be in good condition. None of the books have been lost, and 
two that were accidentally injured were replaced by the borrowers. Two 
magazines that have disappeared from the Reading-room constitute the 
sum total of our losses for the year. 

Comparative Statistics for the Years 1875 and 1876. 



Number of volumes added by purchase, 

Number of volumes presented, 

Volumes of periodicals bound, 

Whole number of volumes in the Library, 

Pamphlets presented during the year, 

Whole number of pamphlets in the Library, 

Number of volumes delivered, 

Largest daily issue, 

Largest weekly issue, 

Average daily issue, 

Per-centage of fiction circulated, 

Notices to delinquent borrowers, 

New names registered, 

Whole number of names registered, 

Number of volumes covered anew, 

Number of volumes rebound, • 

Average daily attendance in Reading-room, 

Volumes delivered for use in Reading-room, 

Amount of fines collected, 
Amount received for use of books, 



XOIO. 

270 


J.OIU. 

365 


113 


91 


38 


43 


4,674 


5,173 


154 


470 


1,096 


1,566 


20,715 


23,697 


232 


26 7' 


587 


646 


87} 


94} 


73J 


721 


1,078 


1,205 


375 


288 


1,716 


2,004 


1,704 


1,974 


352 


288 


43 


46 


286 


266 


557 90 


$61 16 


22 34 


12 36 



62 



1875. 


1876. 


$34 50 


$15 30 




1 40 



Amount received from sale of Catalogues, 
Amount received from sale of Supplements, 

A list of donors is appended, with the number of volumes, pamphlets, 
papers, and other articles presented by each. 

Respectfully submitted, 



JOSEPH W. SMITH, 
FRANCIS H. JOHNSON, 
JOHN MORRISON, 
E. KENDALL JENKINS, 
HENRY BOYNTON, 
SAMUEL RAYMOND, 
WARREN F. DRAPER, 
Trustees. 



Donors of Books and Pamphlets. 



Pam. or 
Vol. Papers. 




Pam. or 
Vol. Papers. 


Andover, Town of, 12 


35 


Methuen Public Library, 




1 


Anthony, H. B., 


1 


Middleton, D., 




1 


Abbott, Miss C. H., 


60 


North Andover Pub. Lib., 




2 


Bancroft, C. F. P., 


12 


Parker, G. A., 




1 


Boston Public Library, 


5 


Peabody, C. A., 




2 


Brazilian Centen. Commis., 


4 


Peabody Institute, 




1 


Brookline Public Library, 


1 


Putnam, Mrs. C. E., 


1 




Brown, G., 3 




Prime, S. R., and Co., 




39 


Cameron, W. G., 


48 


Quincy Public Library, 


1 




Carter, J. H., 1 




Raymond, S., 


12 




Cogswell, F., 


1 


Sanborn, F. G., 




73 


Concord Public Library, 


1 


Smith, Andrew, 


5 




Cummings, D., 3 


3 


Smith, Peter, 


2 




Dove, G.W. W., 27 




State Board of Health, 




2 


Dove, Miss H. C, 


45 


State Librarv, 




1 


Downs, Mrs. E. K., 


40 


Storer, F. H!, 




1 


East St. Louis Pub. Lib., 


1 


Tavlor, E., 




3 


Fall River Public Library, 


1 


Tarbox, J. K., 


6 




Fletcher Lib., Burlington, Vt., 


1 


United States Government 


'. 9 


62 


Griffin, H., 


3 


Wakefield Town Library, 




1 


Hazen, N. W., 


2 


Willey, W., 


1 




Jackson, Mrs. C. R., 


10 


Worcester Free Institute, 




1 


Johnson, F. H., 1 


114 


Worcester Public Library, 




1 


Lawrence Public Library, 


5 




— 





Lindsley, D. P., • 7 


276 


Total, 


91 


873 


Marland, Mrs. Win. 


12 








Other D< 


mat ions. 






Putnam, George A., 




Slave-shackle. 



63 



We hereby certify that we have examined the foregoing 
accounts and find them all correct, with proper vouchers for 
all payments. 

JOHN H. FLINT, ) 

HENRY BOYNTON, j Aur>IT0RS 

Andover, Feb. 14, 1877. 



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Appropriations 



The following appropriations are recommended for the 
coming year : 

Schools, 
School-houses, 
Town Officers, 
Highways and Bridges, 
Hardy Road, 
Street Lamps, 
Removing Snow, 
Reservoirs, 
Fire Department, 
Printing and Stationery, 
Cemetery, 
Notes, 
Interest, 

Abatement of Taxes 
Discount on Taxes, 
County Tax, 
State Tax, 
Decoration Day, 
State Aid, 

Expenses of Almshouse, 
Relief out of Almshouse, 
Repairs on Almshouse, 
Hay Scales, 
Town House, 
Miscellaneous, 
Total, 



$9500 


00 


1350 


00 


2100 


00 


6000 


00 


350 


00 


700 


00 


1200 


00 


500 


00 


3900 


00 


400 00 


500 


00. 


1600 00 


1800 


00 


300 


00 


2000 


00 


3200 00 


5000 00 


150 00 


1500 00 


5000 00 


2500 00 


200 00 


300 


00 


600 


00 


700 00 


151,350 00 



65 



Town Warrant. 



ESSEX, SS. To either of the Constables of the Town of Andover, 

Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby directed 
to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Andover, and No. Andover, 
so far as relates to the election of a Board of Five Trustees for the Punchard 
Free School, qualified to vote in town affairs, to meet and assemble at the 
Town House in said Andover, on Monday, the fifth day of March, 1877, at 
12^ o'clock, P. M., to act on the following Articles, namely : 

Article 1st. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said meeting. 

Article 2d. — To hear and act on the Report of the Selectmen. 

Article 3d. — To choose Town Clerk and Treasurer, Selectmen, Assessors, 
and Overseers of the Poor, One School Committee-man for Three Years, Con- 
stables, One Road Commissioner for Three Years, Fence Viewers, One Trustee 
for Memorial Hall for seven years, Board of Five Trustees for Punchard Free 
School, and all other necessary and usual Town Officers. 

Article 4th. — To see what action the Town will take in regard to unexpended 
appropriations. 

Article 5th. — To see what sum of money the Town will appropriate for the 
use of the several departments the current year ; to wit : Schools, School-houses, 
Highways, Removing Snow, Town Officers, Fire Department, Miscellaneous, 
Abatement of Taxes, Printing and Stationery, Cemetery, Interest on Notes, 
Notes, County Taxes, State Taxes, Discount on Taxes, Street Lamps, Deco- 
ration Day, State Aid, Town House, Hay Scales, Expenses of Almshouse, 
Relief out of Almshouse, Repairs on Almshouse, Reservoirs. 

Article 6th. — To see if the Town will authorize the Town Treasurer to 
hire money for the use of the Town when necessary, upon approval of the 
Selectmen. 

Article 7th. — To see what method the Town will adopt for the collection of 
Taxes the current year. 

Article 8th. — To see what compensation the Town will pay the Firemen for 
their services the current year. 

Article 9th. — To see if the Town will pay to the Treasurer of the Memorial 
Hall the money received from the County Treasurer, for Dog-licenses, to aid in 
the support of the Library and Reading-room. 

Article 10th. — To see what sum of* money the Town will appropriate to 
reinsure the Memorial Hall Building. 

Article 11th. — To see what action the Town will take, on the petition of 
James Shaw and others, for the construction of an Iron Bridge crossing the 
Shawshin River at Ballard Vale, and what sum of money the Town will 
appropriate therefor. 



66 

Article 12th. — To see if the Town will adopt some other method for heating 
the Almshouse. 

Article 13th. — To see if the Town will build a Reservoir near the house of 
John Abbott, on Central Street, and what sum of money they will appropriate 
therefor. 

Article 14th. — To see if the Town will appropriate three hundred and fifty 
dollars of the unexpended appropriation for Road near William Hardy's. 

Article 15th. — To see what action the Town will take in reference to damage 
by water to goods of Joel Barnes. 

Article 16th. — To hear and act on the Report of the Committee appointed 
at the last Annual Meeting to select a location for a School-house, obtain plans 
and estimate for the erection of a suitable building, and see what sum of money 
the Town will appropriate therefor. 

Article 17th. — To see if the Town will accept and revise the list of names for 
Jurors, as prepared and posted by the Selectmen. 

Article 18th. — To see what action the Town will take in regard to copying 
the ancient records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, and what sum of money 
they will appropriate therefor. 

Article 19th. — To see if the Town will vote to remove the Hay Scales to 
the Town House, and appropriate a sum of money therefor. 

Article 20 th. — To see what sum of money the Town will raise by taxation 
to defray the necessary Expenses the current year. 

Article 21st. — To act on any other business that may legally come before 
the meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, with your doings 
thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place of meeting. 

Given under our hands, at Andover, this sixteenth day of February, in the 
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven ty-sevqn. 



WM. S. JENKINS, ) Selectmen 

SIMEON BARDWELL, [■ of 
CHARLES GREENE, ) Andover. 



A true Copy. — Attest : 

" GEORGE F. BAKER, 

Constable of Andover. 



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CONTiNT 



Abatement of Taxes, 24,31 

Almshouse, 35, 39 

Personal Property at, 40 

Relief out of, 33 

Repairs at, 3 7 

Appropriations recommended, 64 

Appropriations, special, 32 

Assets, 31, 52 

Cemetery Committee, Report 

Of, 55-57 

Cities and Towns, 33, 35 

County Tax, 24, 31 

Discount on Taxes, 24, 30 

Decoration Day, 22, 30 

Donors, 6 2 

Engineer's Report, 42-46 

Fire Department, 21, 30 

Haggett's Pond, 31 

Hay Scales, 25, 29 

Highways, 13, 30 

House of Correction, 34 

Interest on Notes, 25, 30 

Land next Memorial Hall, 26 

Liabilities, 31, 52 

Lunatic Hospital, 34 
Memorial Hall, Trustees' 

Account, 58,59 
Memorial Hall, Trustees' 

Report, 60-62 

Miscellaneous, 26, 30 

Notes, 24, 30 

Overseers' Account, 33-37 



Orer seers' Report, 38-40 

Printing and Stationery, 25, 31 

Punchard Free School, 53, 54 

Remittance of Taxes, 24 

Representative Fund, 37 

! Reservoirs, Repairing, 20, 48 
Road Commissioners' 

Report, 47, 48 

Road near Hardy's, 18 
Schedule of Town Property, 52 

Schools, 3, 29 

School-houses, 8, 29 

Selectmens' Account, 3-28 

Selectmens' Report, 29-32 

Snow, Removal of, 18 

Soldier's Cemetery Lot, 26 

Spring Grove Cemetery, 25 

State Aid, 23, 29 

State Reform School, 35 

State Tax, 24, 31 

Street Lamps, 20 

Street at Depot, 18 
Summary of Overseers' Orders, 3 7 
Summary of Selectmens' Orders, 28 
Superintendent's Account, 41 

Town Debt, 31 

Town House, 23, 29 

Town Officers, 12,29 

Town Warrant, 65 

Treasurer's Account, 50-52 

Vital Statistics, 49